Croudfunding Campaign DUTCH CROWN JEWELS a Success!

Leading up to its planned release in later 2024, the crowdfunding campaign for the forthcoming DUTCH CROWN JEWELS album is a success! Thank you to everyone who helped! This means that the post-production work on the album can now commence. Check out the campaign details here.

Photo from the album’s “Royal” themed shoot by Ievgeniia Pavlenko

Pre-screening Moving Music: Going Dutch

Thanks to everyone who came along to the informal event on Saturday 25 November 2023 at 14:30 at the Koorenhuis in The Hague, pre-screening of (the first version of) the new documentary film Moving Music: Going Dutch leading up to it’s formal release in the new year.

A Life in Music: Simon Murphy at 50

Thank you to everyone who came along and made Simon Murphy’s festive birthday concert on Saturday 26 August 2023 in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam such a special event.

At the concert, Simon Murphy performed favourite works each of which has played a special part in his own personal musical path over the years. The performance was recorded for radio and video. More information to follow regarding broadcasting dates.

More information on the concert’s programme is available on The Concertgebouw’s site here

Dutch Crown Jewels, Graaf 300 and NDA 20 Year Anniversary Season

It’s a wrap! The concert performances and recording sessions for Dutch Crown Jewels in June 2023 have been completed successfully. Simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy brought new musical discoveries to life for audiences in the Koorenhuis The Hague, Paradijskerk Rotterdam, Stevenskerk Nijmegen and in Kasteel Duivenvoorde. Featured were recently unearthed 18th century symphonic gems by composers from the glittering Court of Orange including Hofkapellmeister Christian Ernst Graaf (1723 – 1804), Johann August Just (1750 – 1791) and Wilhelm Gottlieb Hauff (1750 – 1816). Dazzling arias by female court composer, Josina van Boetzelaer (1733 – 1797), sung by Flemish star-soprano Elise Caluwaerts, completed the programme. The new album is expected in mid 2024.

Discover more about Dutch Crown Jewels and Graaf 300 here